Developing more sustainable and recyclable polyurethane foams

A team of researchers from the Center for Education and Research on Macromolecules (CERM) at the University of Li├Ęge (Belgium) has developed an innovative process that rethinks the manufacturing of polyurethane (PU) foams ...

New polymer made from recycled waste has real magnetic appeal

A new multi-functional material which can be used to purify water, as a recyclable construction material, and as a lightweight machine component for possible use in soft robotics, can also be moved remotely by a magnet.

Current status of e-waste management in Vietnam

Electronic waste is an enormous, and growing, problem around the world, with unimaginable numbers of broken and obsolete devices and gadgets being fed into a waste stream that threatens to become a deluge. Not only is the ...

Graphene-hBN breakthrough to spur new LEDs, quantum computing

In a discovery that could speed research into next-generation electronics and LED devices, a University of Michigan research team has developed the first reliable, scalable method for growing single layers of hexagonal boron ...

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